Terms of Use

for Web Sites Operated by the John Locke Foundation

Effective February 1, 2005

Welcome to the websites operated and published by the John Locke Foundation (JLF). The JLF provides these Sites for information to the greater public under these Terms of Use. You must read, agree with and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms of Use before you may become a Registered Member of JLF website. By registering as a Member, and/or by accessing and using JLF website, you agree to these Terms of Use. We may make updates or revisions to these Terms of Use by posting the changes online. Should you object to any such revision(s) to these Terms of Use or become dissatisfied with JLF website in any way, your only recourse is to immediately terminate your Membership and discontinue usage of the JLF websites. Otherwise, continuing to use the service after the effective date means that you agree to be bound by the changes.

Please see our Privacy Policy for information on JLF website’s information gathering and how we intend to use any information we collect. If you become a Member of a JLF website, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your Membership account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so others may not access JLF website using your username or account in whole or in part. JLF website reserves the right to terminate Membership and deny access to the site to any person who violates this Terms of Use.

There is no cost associated with using the basic services provided by the JLF websites. At some point premium services maybe offered for a fee. Those areas will be clearly marked.

Copyrights & Trademarks
Material published on JLF website, including articles, photos, graphics, bulletin board postings, audio and video clips, and other content, is copyrighted by the JLF. Additionally, the entire content of JLF website is also copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws; the owner of the collective work is the John Locke Foundation. You cannot reproduce, republish or redistribute material from any JLF website in any way without the express written consent of the JLF.

To obtain permission to reuse or republish any material copyrighted by the JLF, please contact us at (919) 828-3876 or via email [email protected]. The JLF sites often provide helpful website links to sites not published by JLF. Please contact the copyright holder for permission to reuse or republish information for any sites not published by the JLF.

The JLF websites are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We make no warranty of any kind, either express or implied. While JLF website strives for accuracy, it does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information or database on our service. Nor does JLF website guarantee or warrant that any files available for downloading will be free of defects. JLF nor any of its partners shall be liable in any way to you or the other parties for delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in the material published in a JLF website.

While we take reasonable steps to ensure that no viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other destructive items are present, the entire risk as to the quality and performance of JLF website and the accuracy and completeness of any information is with the user of our service.

Also, JLF website does not warrant that our service will be uninterrupted or error-free. JLF website makes no warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose any information published on the JLF website Web site or any products or services sold through the JLF website Web site.

Advice, Opinions and all other information expressed on JLF website forums/bulletin boards represent the individual’s own views and not necessarily those of JLF website. JLF website does not endorse and is not responsible for statements, advice and opinions made by anyone other than authorized JLF website spokespersons.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold JLF website harmless from and against any and all liability, loss, claims, damages, costs and/or actions (including attorney’s fees) based on or arising from any breach by you of your obligations under these Terms of Use. We reserve the right to defend any such claim, and you agree to provide us with such reasonable cooperation and information as we may request.

This Agreement between the JLF websites and its users will be governed and interpreted under the laws of the state of North Carolina, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Any action brought in connection with this Agreement shall be filed within one year of the date of the alleged injury, in the General Court of Justice, Superior Court Division, State of North Carolina, County of Wake or U.S. District Court for the State of North Carolina, Eastern District, 4th Judicial District.

Any legal controversy or legal action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or the JLF websites, excluding legal action taken by JLF to obtain an injunction relating to its intellectual property, shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Raleigh, North Carolina, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof.

We reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate any or all of the JLF website service and/or to block or prevent future access to and use of JLF website.


We hope that you enjoy your visit to the JLF websites. If you have any questions about this Terms of Use Statement, please contact us:

By phone: (919) 828-3876
By Email: [email protected]
By mail:

John Locke Foundation
200 West Morgan St.
Raleigh, NC 27601